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Theodore R Andress

  • Birth 25 May 1908 Naco, Cochise County, Arizona, USA
  • Death 28 Jan 1959 El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, USA
  • Burial El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, USA
  • Plot Section C, Block 4, Lot 5, Space 8
  • Memorial ID 47643229

the death certificate says he was an Attorney at Law and he died from multiple gun shot wounds at the El Paso International Airport.

He was the husband of Lucille White.

Attorney Shot Down At Airport Dies Later; Suspect Held

EL PASO, Tex. (AP)—A prominent 50-year-old El Paso attorney, Theodore Andress, was shot down Wednesday night as he waited for his luggage at International Airport. He died a short time later in an El Paso hospital of five bullet wounds, one in the head and one under the heart. His assailant was arrested in the airport terminal building a few minutes after the shooting. He had thrown his emptied pistol at Andress' prone body and was unarmed when officer Servando Blanco collared him.

Nearby witnesses said the assailant, identified by police chief Howard Jones as Dr. Harold Eidinoff, a former El Paso physician, walked up to the victim, shot at him, and when Andress fell. emptied his pistol. Jones said that when police arrested Eidinoff, the assailant was wearing a white chauffeur's cap and a black leather jacket. Under the jacket he wore a bullet proof vest. In El Paso Eidinoff, who was described as middle aged, had been in El Paso since shortly after World War II and was a rectal specialist. Andress had represented Mrs. Eidinoff in her divorce action in December, 1955. Andress had just arrived in El Paso from San Francisco. He was elected last October as the president of the Texas Assn. of School Boards.

The Victoria Advocate, Thursday, Jan. 29, 1959
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(by Sam Hampton, Jr)

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  • Created by: Cecelia
  • Added: 6 Feb 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 47643229
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Theodore R Andress (25 May 1908–28 Jan 1959), Find A Grave Memorial no. 47643229, citing Restlawn Memorial Park, El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Cecelia (contributor 47117292) .